At the end of 1995, Gary Louris had a problem. A big one. His band, the critically acclaimed Minneapolis-based Jayhawks, was just starting to gain some commercial traction after a decade of existence at the front of the No Depression/Americana/alt-country pack. Their release earlier that year, Tomo ... More >>
Station to Station with Patti Smith, Eleanor Friedberger, No Age, and White Mystery Union Depot Thursday, September 12, 2013 Although it doesn't do it complete justice, the tagline for Doug Aitken's experimental traveling circus Station to Station works as a terse summation of the evening: "A publi ... More >>
See Also: Music In Mears kicks off free summer concert series in St. Paul tonight The Jayhawks family tree: From Gary Louris to the Jonas Brothers in three moves or less The Jayhawks play A Prairie Home Companion, release reunion record Mockingbird Time As the ninth successful season of Music In Me ... More >>
If you've tuned into the Current at all this week, there's a good chance you've heard about this weekend's back-to-back New Standards Holiday Shows at the Fitzgerald Theater, the group's annual star-studded performances of jazz-inspired covers and holiday sing-alongs. This year, in honor of their ... More >>
Daytrotter is all up in the Twin Cities scene again. Just yesterday we saw Gabe Douglas of the 4onthefloor tweeting that his band was down at the Daytrotter studios in Rock Island, Illinois recording a session, and today the site posted a three-track performance by revolving electromanipulators M ... More >>
Photos by Tony NelsonFirst Avenue's 40 Birthday PartyDecember 15, 2010First Avenue's Mainroom & 7th St. EntryNow that is how you throw a birthday party. On a night meant to honor some of the bands and the people who have made the Twin Cities music scene what it is and those that will see it i ... More >>
Photo by Steve CohenIt's no easy feat pulling off three back-to-back nights at First Avenue, but the Jayhawks made it look effortless this past summer when they powered through one of the most memorable local music events of the year. Ever since founders and lead singers Gary Louris and Mark Olso ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenAs this year's Sound Unseen festival wrapped up at the Southern Theater with a screening of Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?, the festival organizers pulled out all the stops to make it a special night. Harry's daughter Annie was in attendance, ... More >>
Photo by Steve CohenThe Jayhawks, rehearsing at Gary Louris's home yesterdayIt's an historic weekend for the Jayhawks, who are preparing to play four Twin Cities shows in a row with a lineup that has only played in the United States once in the last 15 years. On the heels of last summer's extraor ... More >>
Photo by Amanda FarahGary Louris is playing a show in Wabasha, Minnesota tomorrow night (about an hour and a half out of the Twin Cities), and it's turning out to be quite the Jayhawks-centric shindig. Louris originally booked the show as a way to practice a few newer songs he wrote over the wint ... More >>
Photo by Steve CohenAnyone who made it out to the Basilica Block Party last summer to catch the Jayhawks reunion show can attest that there was something otherworldly at play when founding members Gary Louris and Mark Olson sang their old songs together again. It had been 14 years since the two f ... More >>
Losses include the Suburbs' Bruce Allen, Dinkytowner, and Myth
Six guys, 100 guitars and Gary?
Local songs spun on today's Mischke broadcast.
Summer Guide: Events
Despite a flurry of April Fool's gags, Mischke still had time for some local music today.
The Jayhawks will play their first full-blown Minneapolis reunion show on July 10.
Brianna Lane, Mark Olson & Gary Louris, and Lonesome Dan Kase were featured on today's show.
Mike Watt to play the Entry, new P.O.S. footage, SXSW updates & His Mischief audio
Stream the new Brother Ali single, Eels cover Prince, & Olson, Louris and Martin Devaney interviewed.
A look back at our concert photography from the month of February.
Photographer Steve Cohen provides a stunning slideshow of the former Jayhawks' performance at the Varsity Theater.
Highlights from the past week including Monotonix, Mark Olson & Gary Louris as well as next week's new releases
New Solid Gold video, new Daughters of the Sun, updated Heiruspecs dates & Pennywise to play the Myth.
Founding members Mark Olson and Gary Louris rekindle musical partnership
Mayhem to play Station 4, news on Dre Day & new music from Muja Messiah
New Brother Ali, Baby Guts and Gospel Gossip in the news and next week's new releases including Lily Allen & Dan Auerbach
P.O.S.-mania continues, Mark Olson & Gary Louris perform intimate local show & Franz Ferdinand to play First Avenue
As part of their whirlwind visit through town yesterday, the former Jayhawks performed in the Current studios.
The Jayhawks move onward with the new, acoustic sounds of 'Rainy Day Music'
Gary Louris and the Jayhawks have soared with introspective songs and rich melodies. Now, with their upbeat new album, Smile, the band is determined to fly up the commercial charts.
Minnesota's most beloved rock band sets out to reinvent itself--and discovers itself in the process
Sukpatch: A deal with Mo' Wax and a new hometown.